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Para ♦ Suspense ♦ Dystopian ♦ New Adult ♦ Contemporary ♦ Erotica ♦ What's the connection?....... Romance of course!
Shattered (A Bad Boy Romance Novel) - Natalie Baird So why only the two stars? Well I asked myself the following questions:

Is this one of those books that I had to stay up all night and read into the small hours just so I could finish it - well no......

Was it tense and gripping and a page turner - well no..........

Was it steamy as hell - It had it's moments but... - well no........

Were the characters really engaging and be truthful - well no........

Was the story clever and well plotted - well no........

So all this sounds harsh but actually the book did kinda lack the above, I found some of the steamy scenes to be filler text, whole weeks were skimmed over when they first got together and then we read a steamy scene when the plotting could have been engaged more. I also found it very fast paced and that had the knock on effect of it hard to engage the characters fully and that includes the nasty ones.

I didn't connect fully with Kaela. There was no way enough of the charged atmosphere in the fighting ring either, this came across actually as a bit secondary. I also found a fair bit of filler text where she is mulling over events of the day or previous day, did that really need going over again and it happened too often for my liking and placed in such a short story it's yawn worthy.

So this had potential but it just doesn't make the cut with the excellent fighter books out there at the mo, but don't get me wrong, it's not dreadful it's just a plods along and it's not riveting but it's readable. It's good enough-ish but certainly not great and not one for those of us hardcore, diehard, badass fighter lovers to rave about.